New constitution will ensure women's rights: DPM Singh

Kathmandu, Aug 9: Deputy prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Prakashman Singh, has said that the new constitution would ensure the women's rights.

At a programme organised by Kathmandu Constituency No 7 on the occasion of the 68th  establishment day of the Nepal Womens Association, here today, Deputy prime Minister Singh said that suggestions of all would be incorporated as homework was underway to present the disputed issues of the constitution at Constituent Assembly (CA) by holding discussion on it at the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee.

Stating that the political parties have reached at the major point of constitution writing, he said the new statute would be brought among people as soon as possible by fulfilling rules and process.

DPM Singh, also the General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, said that role of women was significant in Nepal's democratic movement and added that discussion was underway on how to represent women in upper strata of the state mechanism.

Similarly, Kathmandu President of the NC and lawmaker Bhimsendas Pradhan said that regional leadership development training would play a significant role in the local bodies election.

Leader Pradhan stressed that the women should implement the achieved rights rather than seeking it.Lawmaker Rajya Laxmi Shrestha and Kathmandu President of Nepal Womens Association, Bishnu Devi Pudasaini, recalled the role played by Mangladevi Singh, founder of the Association in the promotion of democracy and advancement of women in Nepal.

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